1 March 1974 ETALON - Grating Synchronized Scanning Of A Narrowband Pulsed Dye Laser
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The dye laser has become the dominant tool in the field of tunable laser spectroscopy. Its wide continuous tuning range, from the ultraviolet to the infrared, offers a potential unequaled by any other source. This very tunability, however, makes narrow-band operation difficult since one optical element (grating, prism, wedge filter or etalon) is required to tune within the operating range of any dye (typically 20-50 nanometers). With this single element, band-widths down to 0.01 nm have been achieved but more typical values are .05-2 nm. Further narrowing requires an additional element, usually an etalon, requiring that two wave-length selecting elements be tuned synchronously to scan the laser. Furthermore, longitudinal cavity modes become important in some lasers so that cavity length also must be varied.
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G. K. Klauminzer, G. K. Klauminzer, } "ETALON - Grating Synchronized Scanning Of A Narrowband Pulsed Dye Laser", Proc. SPIE 0049, Impact of Lasers in Spectroscopy, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954090; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954090
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